Grafton’s retailing division, which includes Woodie’s, reported a modest recovery in core retail sales in Ireland as household finances continue to be under pressure

DIY and building group Grafton has posted a 9.5 per cent increase in revenue to £2.08 billion (€2.64 billion) for 2014, compared to £1.90 billion (€2.(...)

Grafton Group’s outgoing finance director Colm ó Nualláin (left)  and chief executive Gavin Slark.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Revenues at Grafton Group were largely flat in the six months to the end of June as poor weather and currency fluctuations weighed on the bottom line (...)